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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-07-03

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-07-03

Topics Soundboad

Dancin' In The Street, I Know You Rider, He Was A Friend Of Mine, Next Time You See Me, Viola Lee Blues, Big Boss Man, Sittin' On Top Of The World

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage S:MR > DAT > ZA2 > CD
Transferred by See Notes


with 7/3/66; see notes in info file; to abgd, later to etree; listener Daniel Kessler reports several digispots


Reviewer: FmMaj9 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2016
Subject: Missing most of the songs
This is missing several songs of the set:

8. Unknown (missing)
9. Bring It On Down The Line (missing)
10. Cream Puff War (missing)
11.Don't Mess With A Good Thing (missing)
12. No Left Turn Unstoned (Cardboard Cowboy) (missing)
13. Gangster of Love (missing)
14. You Don't Have To Ask (missing)
15 In the Midnight Hour (missing) (Nice extended version with Pigpen's vocals)
Reviewer: Dragon w/Matches - favoritefavorite - October 20, 2015
Subject: Close but no cigar
Jeffrey Norman did an amazing job bringing this gig back to life for the 30 Trips box set.
Reviewer: Satori70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2015
Subject: Get your kicks in '66
Even though the songs are named incorrectly, this is a sweet one !! Nice stage banter, and a short glimpse of things to come. Strong early Viola etc. Love it!

Happy 50th Grateful Dead !
Reviewer: NYLifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2012
Subject: Correct Setlist and Timings
Dancin' In The Street [7:41]
I Know You Rider [1:59#]
He Was A Friend Of Mine [#4:19]
Next Time You See Me [3:04]
Viola Lee Blues [8:25]
Big Boss Man [3:56]
Sittin' On Top Of The World [2:29#]

These timings include stage talk.

Timings from Deadlists (

Dancin' In The Street [7:17]
I Know You Rider [1:49#]
He Was A Friend Of Mine [#6:55]
Next Time You See Me [2:56]
Viola Lee Blues [7:21]
Big Boss Man [3:29]
Sittin' On Top Of The World [2:32#]
Reviewer: InfinityOE - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2011
Subject: The Grateful Dead: Show #39
The title's on the player are different than on the description, but the description is obviously correct. First Dancin' I've seen thus far. Some serious cut-off action going on. Great HWAFOM and NTYSM like always. Not a fan of the acoustics of the venue, although they understandably didn't have their wildest selections this early. Off kilter playing (not bad by any means)... But altogether couldn't quite pull off 4 stars for me.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "live on stage" at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.


1966 Soundbard.

Classic 1966 Sound.

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1966.

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW
Reviewer: arch107 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2009
Subject: Great Stuff but ...
what happened to he was a friend of mine? It is no longer on the playlist. Nor is VLB.
Reviewer: Direwolfman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2008
Subject: I was looking for this before I looked for it...
Terrific stuff from the past. They were great before most of us knew it! If you already have this one, listen to it again! If you don't have it yet, maybe you do and just forgot where you put it. Get it now!

Loved "He was a friend of mine" and "VLB"

Can't beat this stuff for raw emotion and energy!
Reviewer: Jams Madison - - February 25, 2008
Subject: Birthday Show
Hey Guys, Just wondering if anyone out there has this show and could help me's my birthday show and I'd love to have a copy of it. my email is

Keep It Real!
Reviewer: Ramblin'Rose_83 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2007
Subject: san fran renaissance
typical san fran's groovy sound...
tripping early raw dead...
...delicious stuff...
Reviewer: Keldrean - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2006
Subject: Anyone have this show on mp3?
If you do think I could get it I love it that jerry's trippin hard you can tell just from the way he's singing, in I know you rider and viola lee. It's rather upbeat and loose on jerrys part. If anyone has it please E-mail me at (my band's e-mail for Wild Geranium )
Reviewer: rvaDUBfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2006
Subject: want this show?
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Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2005
Subject: Blues
Viola Lee Blues is a prime example of why those of us that have an appreciation for Blues combined with this band are called Deadheads. Very energy riden Viola Lee Blues.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2005
Subject: classic but short
great sound.
Reviewer: Dgold at AHT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2005
Subject: Listening to every He Was A Friend Of Mine
This is the earliest He Was A Friend Of Mine on the Archive. It's unfortunate that it cuts quickly at the start - what's missing? Compared to other versions, this one is short (4 minutes), peppy and fast with a rock beat, Pig's organ is squeeling along. The voices sound great and very clear on this recording. Jerry's voice does a funny fluttering thing. Some of the later versions of He Was A Friend Of Mine in the Archive extend to 7, 10, and 14 minutes, most at a slower pace than this one.
Reviewer: cream-puff-war - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2005
Subject: We'd like to continue along the same happy vein...
Dancing In The Streets, as sung with their best early attempts at harmony, is a sweet early version.

The song soon became an extended set piece as can be heard on the psyched-out version of Sept. 16th, '66 (used on the Vintage Dead album).

He Was A Friend Of Mine brings it all back home.
With that vibrato sound of Jerry's early vocals, and emotion in his delivery this is a particularly heartfelt version.
The song always makes me think of my father, a down to earth '60s dude, he was a friend of Luria Castell (founding Family Dog member) back in '63.
The song also invokes memories of a friend to all of us who recently passed on - the founding father of the Family Dog, Chet Helms, who ran the beloved Avalon Ballroom as only a true hippie can, loosely.
Avalon Ballroom was THE place to party thanks to Chet.

Viola Lee Blues moves along at a nice clip - and passes the acid test after Jerry's loopy spoken intro.

Big Boss Man is delivered with a snarl by Pigpen.

Sitting On Top Of The World is hard and fast...
who says they never knew how to play this even when they played it?

Next Time You See Me, a regular cover they performed mostly in 1966 before reviving it in 1969 (having played it once in 1967 and about 4 times in 1968 - going by what's available here in the archive.)
I saw it with Jerry joining in happily with Pigpen on vocals, at the Fillmore West on August 19, 1970.

By 1970 their repetoire seemed tinged with a touch of nostalgia for these hazy lazy crazy days of summer '66, before "love" tore the Haight apart.

The official Vault collection of 1966 Oddities includes 2 live songs with this July 3rd date: the very rare Pigpen sung "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing" and something even more intriguing entitled "Gangster Of Love".

A few chops and cuts here and there, to be expected with the early reels, but the sound overall is excellent.
Reviewer: gemsing777 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2005
Subject: pogo stick guitar lick and carnival keys on the merry-go-round
Friend of Mine is so nice. Check out young Jerry's kind vocals. And that intro is funny :) Also, the vocal harmonies on Dancin' is very tight and sounds like they were inspired by the Beach Boys.
Reviewer: oceantree - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: Grateful for 1966
i came back through and found these unrated '66 shows... Get this one right now-really nice sound quality, groovy setlist. this early stuff is really material you should get to know if you love this band... Plus check Jerry out introducing Viola Lee- he's obviously tripping his brains out! It'll bring a knowing smile to your lips... This show fits neatly on one CD w/ 3-25-66, w/ only the Next Time repeated...
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